MENTal notes (pt1) – on meritocracy and music

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The second edition of MENT Ljubljana – an international music showcase-cum-festival-cum-conference, further described here – started just yesterday in the city of Ljubljana. Since a lot of curious people from all over the world have been invited, the occasion has provided for some very funky interviews and discussions on the way that music-business systems and their various functions (among them – in a marginal way … Continue reading

Some very inconclusive thoughts on the ‘auratic’. Anže Zorman writing as sonicalities

The Cathedral leaves its locale to be received on your screen. Katedrala Hall at Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture. Photo Credit: culture.si free image bank

Of the more profound places of my memory, the spacious concert hall of Cankarjev dom on a certain spring evening in 2004 stands out as a curiously doubled occasion. I still remember the hypnotized wonder with which I gazed down upon the collective of Electric Masada playing their fiery music, which for an hour or so abolished the notions of … Continue reading